Mother’s Day 2010


Troma’s name will forever be associated with the good natured trash of the 80’s video boom, but producer Lloyd Kaufman returned to the fray in 2010 for this buttoned-down remake of his original slasher movie.  Roping in Darren Lynn Bousman from the Saw franchise, Mother’ Day is a tough little crime drama, with Rebecca De Mornay excelling as the matriarch who enters a domestic siege situation created by her three criminal sons. They’ve returned home to find a new couple have moved into mother’s suburban bolt-hole, and their attempts to terrorise the occupants of the house are taken to new extremes when mother comes back. Mother’s Day is a straight-faced and intense thriller, with no cheap laughs or self-referential nods, and De Mornay is a fearsome adversary; nail-guns and other items are put to teeth-clenching use, but Bousman never lets his material go over-the-top in this accomplished genre entry.


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